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You create the moment just once... we'll capture it twice! Our style is a blend of contemporary, traditional and reportage, and very definitely unobtrusive, ensuring we capture your special day.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1400
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Images on USB

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
We are a fun and energetic husband and wife team providing distinctive images to discerning clients using fresh and creative story telling techniques capturing the biggest day of your lives from two perspectives... his and hers, romance and details! Derek and Debbie have been photographing and filming weddings for 15 years in some of the world’s most beautiful locations – from the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia to country manors in Wales, castles in England and Scotland, mountains, gardens and winelands in the Cape, and the beautiful beaches and exclusive safari camps throughout Southern Africa.​​ We are based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, but are happy to travel to any destination in the UK or abroad. We love colour! Cameras have evolved so much over time and technology is so advanced we can capture millions of pixels in fabulous, bright, colour - you won't find us desaturating the colour from your pictures, we use the light to capture every beautiful moment in bright, real-life colour. Samples of our weddings can be seen on http://www.pressplay.video/weddings however we would love to meet you in real-life and you can get to know us behind the camera and we can get to know you in front of the camera! Every Bridebook couple will receive a free 'engagement shoot' on our first meeting so you can get a feel for our style and personalities - if you like us and want to book us, fabulous! If not, no hard feeling, you still get to keep your pre-wedding pics! We really love what we do and we hope it shines through in our work! We hope we can capture the uniqueness of your special day, give us a call or email us to tell us what you are planning and we’ll tailor a photography package to suit you. We are also fully qualified and licensed drone operators, with a current CAA license (of course fully insured) so we can get a birds eye view of your wedding day too, which is a fun added bonus to booking us!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Derek and Debbie
Hello Mr & Mrs-To-Be! You must be getting very excited for your big day! We love weddings and love stories, and we love telling them! We are excited to meet you and hear all your exciting plans for your wedding day. Let us know how we can best tell your story! All the best... Derek and Debbie

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1997
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(43)
Ryan and Ciaran
Wedding: September 2019
November 2019
We cannot thank you enough!
Derek and Debbie are in a word - fantastic. When looking for someone to do our photos and video for our wedding we were recommended them by a friend who had also used them and had done an amazing job. When we met them they are one of the loveliest couples you could meet; fun, interesting and have a keen eye for detail. Their extensive knowledge and experience gave us the confidence we needed to know we were making the right choice and we certainly did. We chose the Photo & Video package and it was the best and easiest decision we made. On the day they didn't stop taking photos and videos and made an amazing effort to capture all our guests. We also had several children as part of the wedding party along with our 2 dogs and they were very patient when it came to them as well. Overall I would say choosing Derek and Debbie for your special day whatever that may be will be the easiest one you will make. Thank you so much for making our special day that bit more special. We cannot thank you enough.
Jacque & Olivia
Wedding: September 2019
November 2019
Absolutely LOVE our wedding video!
Just want to say a huge thank you to Debbie and Derek for creating such an amazing wedding video for us 21.09.2019 at The Tudor Barn in Burnham, we absolutely love it and can’t stop watching it and everyone who has seen it thinks it’s brilliant. You guys did such an amazing job! Thank you again!
Lee & Hannah
Wedding: June 2019
November 2019
Absolutely fabulous people & incredibly talented photographers and film makers.
What can I say about these two amazing people....well, we were absolutely blown away with not only the finished results (they are incredible!) but with how amazing Derek and Debbie were from the moment we got in contact with them. Two of the most enthusiastic, positive, relaxed, thoughtful, creative and talented photographers you could wish for on your wedding day. They really did both go above and beyond for us on the day itself and with the final shots/videos. When I look back at the photos, aerial footage and videos of our wedding, I am overwhelmed every time and when I show people they are amazed too! It takes me straight back to the day itself. I found Derek and Debbie through a recommendation and viewing the examples of their work from a friends wedding - I can honestly say I could not recommend them enough to anyone looking for a photographer. Absolutely fabulous people and incredibly talented photographers and film makers.
Ben & Nicole
Wedding: August 2019
November 2019
Highly recommended
Derek and Debbie were simply fantastic capturing our wedding day from start to finish. From the moment we met them they instantly made us feel at ease and confident they understood what style of photos/videos we wanted. The pre-wedding shoot that was included also helped to ensure we felt at ease in front of the camera for our big day. We would highly recommend them for any photography and videography needs.
Marcus Leach
Wedding: July 2019
November 2019
Creative, super friendly and enthusiastic
We were recommended Debbie & Derek from a friend’s wedding & chose them to video ours too. They definitely did not disappoint! They had so many creative ideas, were super friendly & enthusiastic, yet didn’t take over our day. We cannot wait to see the footage! Thanks so much Debbie & Derek x
Rosie & Ben
Wedding: December 2018
December 2018
Such a great team!
When we first met Debbie and Derek at our venue to have some practice engagement shots they were so bubbly and friendly. Its such a nice feeling to work with people genuinely excited to capture moments for you. I naturally stiffen up in front of the camera but the guys captured some wonderful shots and made us feel at ease. Given its your wedding day, there are a whole range of emotions running through you, Debbie and Derek kept us relaxed and we just had such good fun with it all, they kept control of the wedding party and guests without coming across bossy. Having a video to look back on as well as the still photos is amazing.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Maidenhead, Berkshire

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Maidenhead

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4 J8/9

Nearest Train Station

Maidenhead

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Friendly, reportage, timeless, creative, relaxed

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

We were the photographers & videographers for a "Just the Two of Us" wedding on the edge of the Victoria Falls in Zambia - we were the guests, the witnesses and we documented the day in picture and film - it was truly an honour and the only wedding we have ever filmed that was really as small as bride, groom, minister and us!

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our BrideBook Shortlist for Photographer of the Year 2017!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax and have fun with the planning, there is no need to stress, if the little details you had your heart set on don't quite work out, it's not serious!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

We like to meet up with the bridal couple, either in our home or at their venue to have a coffee and a chat about their dream day. We like to get to know them and their love story! After they've decided we are a good match and have booked us we like to set a date for the pre-wedding shoot (which is included in all our photography packages) as it's a great way for them to feel comfortable in our presence, for them to see how we work and for us to get to know one another!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Umbrellas!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

The bridal rings in a Hindu Girls Hair - her hair was dressed and knotted into a million flowers and hung all the way down her back - it was extremely beautiful, but the poor bride had such a headache as it was a very heavy head dress!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Derek started filming and photographing white water rafting from a kayak on the Zambezi River, and then progressed to bungi jumping, elephant back safaris and helicopter adventures... when we moved to the UK in 2000 the adrenalin sports weren't as abundant, and, as we had photographed and filmed several friend's weddings in Zimbabwe, (Debbie as Derek's assistant!) we started to do it commercially in the UK! After several years as the assistant, Debbie has come into her own and you now get two very experienced wedding photographers for the price of one! Two angles and two perspectives! His and hers, romance and details!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

A beautiful bridal bouquet with little lockets with photographs of grandparents/parents who had passed away.

Describe how you got into photography.

The First Kiss at the altar - it is a moment in time captured forever - it represents their union and cannot be taken again!